The 2014 National Curriculum for maths aims to ensure that all children:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics;
- are able to reason mathematically;
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics.
At Ratby these skills are embedded within our maths lessons and developed consistently over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in a range of different contexts. We want to raise standards across the school and provide more opportunity to revisit fluency skills and reasoning tasks. We intend to use a variety of teaching methods and resources that allow all pupils equal access to mathematics. Children will be appropriately challenged and supported through varied fluency, reasoning and problem-solving activities. Irrespective of personal starting points, children will explore maths in depth, and use a range of mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their methods and make links.
We want all children to enjoy mathematics, to recognise the importance of maths in the wider world and to experience success. We are committed to developing the children’s curiosity and resilience for the subject, as well as their ability to reason and problem-solve.